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Mike Angelo, MD PhD

Principal Investigator

B.S. University of Mississippi

M.D. Ph.D. Duke University

Residency in Clinical Pathology, UCSF


Mike's academic background spans across the fields of physics, biochemistry, electrical engineering, and medicine. During his residency  he became interested in developing novel methods for immunohistochemical multiplexing using mass spectrometry leading to the development of MIBI during his postdoctoral work in the Nolan lab at Stanford University. Mike is now interested in optimizing MIBI and other mass reporter-based technologies further with the goal of identifying new transcriptional and translational signatures in solid tissue malignancies, and in allergic and other immunological disorders that can be used to improve clinical diagnosis and treatment



Marc Bosse, PhD

Senior Staff Scientist

B.Sc. Microbiology, University of Montreal

M.Sc. Microbiology & Immunology, University of Montreal

Ph.D. Experimental Medicine, Laval University, Canada

Postdoctoral fellow, Robarts Research Institute | Postdoctoral Fellow, SCC-RI, McMaster University

Research Area: Instrumentation and assay development​


Marc has broad experience in microbiology, human stem cell biology and asthma research. He also worked in translational research developing a production process for an advance cell therapy product. He now works closely with Drs. Angelo and Bendall on improving MIBI technology. He is responsible for the maintenance of the MIBI-TOF imager and its day-to-day operation. He is also engaged in the development and adaption of molecular techniques for MIBI.


Ferda Filiz, MD

Staff Scientist


M.D. University of Genova School of Medicine

Residency in Pathology, Tulane School of Medicine and Danbury Hospital (Yale University School of Medicine affiliated program)

Research Area: Tissue pathology


Ferda has nearly 12 years of industry experience where he worked as a pathologist in the clinical diagnostic division of Thermo Fisher Scientific handling IHC-related research. Ferda provides general assistance with tissue based (IHC) pathology related matters to graduate students and postdocs. He is involved in the oversight and management of our lab's contribution to the HuBMAP (Human BioMolecular Atlas Program) and CIMAC (Cancer Immune Monitoring and Analysis Centers) NIH/NCI funded consortium projects as well as the PICI (Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy) glioblastoma multi-institute collaboration.


Christine (Camacho) Fullaway

Life Science Research Professional 2

B.S. Genetics, Molecular, & Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis
Research Area: Research and project support


Christine has a broad range of research experience from industrial, academic and clinical lab settings. Her role in the lab includes overseeing and managing the MIBI and MALDI operations, as well as helping streamline the MIBI workflow in both wet and dry lab settings. Her current work includes monitoring research progress to ensure grant deliverables are completed in a timely fashion, running and processing MIBI data for large cohorts, as well as interfacing with computational staff to develop multimodal computational pipelines.


Mako Goldston

Life Science Technician I

B.S. Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research Area: QC development/optimization, research support


Mako is a recent graduate who is looking to explore and dive into the research world. Translational research has captured her interest due to its intersection between science and clinical care. She is particularly interested in Alzheimer’s pathology. Mako's role in the lab is to assist in different research projects and support the day to day operations of the lab, which includes quality control and validation of antibodies. Mako hopes to attend graduate school in the future.


Angie Spence

Life Science Technician I

Joint with Dr. Sean Bendall

B.S. Neuroscience, University of California, Riverside

Research Area: QC development/optimization, research support


Angie received her BS in Neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside. She is particularly interested in the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases and potential mechanisms and biomarkers within translational neuroscience. Her work in the lab consists of providing assistance on various projects by working on preliminary steps such as antibody validation, IHC and MIBI staining, adjusting protocols, and various other forms of support to ensure a uniform, streamlined process.


Alex Kong

Computational Staff Scientist

B.S. Computer Science, University of California, Davis

M.S. Data Science, Columbia University

Research Area: Machine learning and computational analysis


Alex received his BS computer science from the University of California, Davis and his MS in data science at Columbia University. He first became interested in working with medical data at ViDi Lab under Dr. Kwan-Liu Ma, where he developed analysis pipelines for patient vitals datasets. While at Columbia, Alex worked at INCITE under Dr. Peter Bearman, where he specialized in NLP and network analysis of university-level syllabi, mission statements, and application networks. Alex reached his goal of working in the medical field at Angelo Lab, where he is developing machine learning algorithms and analysis tools for MIBI-scanned data. In his spare time, Alex enjoys the piano, tennis, and hiking.


Sricharan Reddy Varra

Computational Staff Scientist

B.A. Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder

Research Area: Machine learning and computational analysis


While at C.U Boulder, Sri gained an appreciation for computational and mathematical biology. During his time there, he collaborated with C.U.‘s UX team on applying quantitative methods for analyzing students’ reviews on their web portal. Sri is working towards developing image analysis tools for MIBI data, improving the existing software engineering pipelines, and improving the user experience. In my spare time, he enjoys cycling and creating digital 3D art.


Cami Sowers

Computational Staff Scientist

B.S. Applied Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles
M.S. Mathematics, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Research Area: Computational analysis


Cami received her BS in applied mathematics and computing from UCLA and then her MS in mathematics, with an emphasis in statistics, from Cal Poly Pomona. Completing her master’s thesis on COVID-19 data and interning at Berkeley Lab both sparked further interest in research and computational biology. Cami spends her time developing analysis tools for MIBI data.

Postdoctoral Fellows


Inna Averbukh, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science

B.Sc. Physics, The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
B.Sc. Computer Science, The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
M.Sc. Biological Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Ph.D. Biological Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Research Area: Maternal immune tolerance


During Inna's PhD, she worked in the labs of Naama Barkai and Benny Shilo at the Weizmann Institute where she combined theoretical analysis with experimental validation to unravel the mechanisms responsible for robust patterning of embryos. In her post doc in the Itzkovitz lab at the Weizmann Institute, she combined single-cell RNA sequencing with spatial bulk transcriptomics to reconstruct a spatial atlas of gene expression by rare epithelial cells in the gut. In her current post doc in the Angelo lab, she is leveraging MIBI to explore spatio-temporal interactions at the maternal-fetal interface,  which promotes maternal immune tolerance and successful pregnancy.  


Hadeesha Piyadasa, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship

Co-advisor: Dr. Sean Bendall

B.Sc. Biochemistry, University of Manitoba, Canada
Ph.D. Immunology, University of Manitoba, Canada

Research Area: Glial tumor microenvironment in response to immunotherapy

Hadeesha completed his PhD at the University of Manitoba (Dr. Neeloffer Mookherjee’s lab) where he used animal models and multiomic approaches to study the use of synthetic immunoregulatory peptides in airway inflammation. For his postdoc at the Angelo and Bendall lab, he is leveraging MIBI to generate a comprehensive understanding of the TME and the antigenic heterogeneity of glial tumors from pediatric and adult patients in response to conventional, vaccine, checkpoint inhibitor, and cellular therapies.


Kelly Bruton, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship

B.Sc. Medical Sciences, Brock University, Canada
Ph.D. Immunology, McMaster University, Canada

Research Area: Immune tolerance, reproductive immunology

Kelly completed her PhD at McMaster University where she developed and implemented single-cell methods and animal models to study the persistence and plasticity of adaptive immune memory to allergens. In her postdoc at the Angelo lab, she is leveraging multiplexed imaging techniques and in vitro assays to understand how pregnancy reshapes the lymph node microenvironment to promote maternal-fetal tolerance.

Graduate Students

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Noah Greenwald

Graduate Student, Cancer Biology, Stanford Graduate Fellowship, NIH F31 Fellowship, NIH F99/K00 Fellowship

Co-Advisor: Dr. Christina Curtis

B.A. Biophysics, Harvard University

Research Area: Computational image analysis and cancer biology


Noah received his BA in Biophysics from Harvard University. He then worked for two years at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute in the labs of Drs. Rameen Beroukhim and Ian Dunn studying the genomics of brain tumors. Noah is interested in combining multiplexed imaging techniques with genomics to understand the tumor microenvironment and response to therapy. He also works on developing tools for cell segmentation and computational analysis.


Candace Liu

Graduate Student, Immunology, Stanford Graduate Fellowship, NIH F31 Fellowship

B.S. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Research Area: Computational image analysis and HIV


After finishing her undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins, Candace worked at the National Institutes of Health for two years in the Laboratory of Immune System Biology under Dr. John Tsang, where she became interested in systems immunology and computational biology. She is interested in combining MIBI with genomics and/or epigenomics data to study latent viral reservoirs in HIV infection. She is also interested in building machine learning tools for image analysis.


Ke Leow

Graduate Student, Cancer Biology, National Science Scholarship, A*STAR

B.Sc. in Biochemistry, Imperial College London

Research Area: Post-translational modifications and cancer biology


Through her undergraduate studies in Imperial College London, Ke found strong interest in systems biology and omics technologies. She performed mass spectrometry analysis of glycans in human platelets during her final year project in Dr Anne Dell’s and Dr Stuart Haslam’s lab. Then, she worked for a year in the metabolomics group at Bioprocessing Technology Institute in Singapore. Ke is now interested in studying the effects of glycosylation on cancer immunotherapy using MIBI. She also hopes to develop tools for imaging glycoproteins.

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Alea Delmastro

Graduate Student, Immunology

Co-Advisor: Dr. Prasanna Jagannathan

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
M.S. Biomedical Informatics, Stanford University
Research Area: Malaria in pregnancy


Alea is interested in studying infectious disease, specifically relating to malaria. In malaria-endemic settings, pregnant women are highly susceptible to severe Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) infection, which can result in placental malaria as well as adverse birth outcomes. Utilizing multiplexed ion beam imaging and other single cell methods, Alea aims to characterize the immune cell infiltrate during placental malaria and better understand the response to Pf at the maternal-fetal interface.


Potchara Boonrat

Graduate Student, Immunology, Baker International Fellowship, Anandamahidol Foundation Scholarship

B.Sc. Biology, Chulalongkorn University

Research Area: Tuberculosis


Potchara earned his B.Sc. in Biology from Chulalongkorn University where he worked on the development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells for Epstein-Barr virus-related cancers. During his undergraduate studies, he became interested in how pathogens evade the immune system. Potchara is currently employing MIBI to investigate the mechanism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB)-mediated immune tolerance in the lymph node.


Cameron Walker

Graduate Student, Cancer Biology

B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
M.S. Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Research Area: Tumor immunology, metastasis


Cameron completed his BSc in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University and his MS in Bioengineering from UC San Diego. After graduating, Cameron began working at a clinical stage immunotherapy start-up, where he developed a passion for understanding the mechanisms by which cancer evades immune detection. He is currently employing MIBI and other single cell methods to examine the local and systemic immunological effects of lymph node metastasis. 


Mikaela Ribi

Graduate Student, Chemistry, NSF Fellowship

Co-Advisor: Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi

B.S. Biochemistry, Loyola Marymount University

Research Area: Glycosylation in tumor-immune microenvironment


Mikaela received a BS in Biochemistry in 2020 from Loyola Marymount University. She then worked in pharmaceutical manufacturing at Genentech. In 2021, she joined Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi's group as a Research Associate, developing immune-oncology therapeutics that target glycosylation. She is now a graduate student in the Chemistry department, an NSF fellow, and a part of the ChEM-H Chemical-Biology interface (CBI) program. She is a co-advised student with Dr. Bertozzi and her research focuses on glycosylation and lectin involvement in the tumor- immune microenvironment.


Erin Soon, PhD

Subsequent position: Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

Jodie Lunger

Subsequent position: PhD Student, Genetics, Stanford University

Xiaowei (Vivian) Lu, PhD

Subsequent position: Staff Scientist, Mass Spectrometry Center, Stanford University

Rashmi Kumar, PhD

Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pacific Northwest National Lab

Erin McCaffrey, PhD

Subsequent position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mark Davis Lab, Stanford University
Current position: Principal Investigator, National Institutes of Health

Adam Kagel

Subsequent position: PhD Student, Biophysics, UC San Diego

Brian Collica

Subsequent position: Data Scientist, Amazon

Tyler Risom, PhD

Subsequent position: Senior Scientist, Department of Research Pathology, Genentech

Alex Baranski

Subsequent position: PhD Student, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Ariane Blank

Shirley Greenbaum, MD

Subsequent position: Division of OBGYN, Hadassah University Medical Center

Leeat Keren, PhD

Subsequent position: Principal Investigator, Weizmann Institute of Science

Roshan Angoshtari, PhD

Selena Ferrian, PhD

Subsequent position: Technology Development Manager, Data Science, Genentech

Diana Marquez

Subsequent position: Research Associate, Matt Spitzer Lab, UCSF

Harris Fienberg, PhD

Subsequent position: CEO of Ionpath

Jennifer Wang

Subsequent position: Medical Student, University of Southern California

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